Your daughter will receive an hour of individual, face-to-face therapy each week with her own personal, mental health therapist. In this hourly session, your daughter’s therapist will help her gain insight into her behavior and help her to process issues that might be too sensitive for her to share with the group. Your daughter’s therapist will develop a relationship of trust; necessary to work through the difficult issues that have been keeping her from being able to progress. This therapist will develop and follow a Master Treatment Plan that will identify the progress needed to help your daughter effectively work through the program and eventually successful transition home.
The same therapist that will be working with your daughter individually will also conduct weekly family therapy sessions. Within the family therapy sessions, your therapist will help you to identify the family dynamic and work through your family issues utilizing healthy communication skills and create and positive meaningful relationships between your teenager and each member of the family.
We ask all parents to not only participate in the weekly family therapy sessions but to also attend our quarterly “Family Weekends”. In these Family Weekends, parents and other family members attend workshops designed to teach healthy ways strengthen the family.
Group therapy is an integral part of the therapeutic process in your daughter’s day-to-day routine. Positive Peer Culture groups, equine assisted psychotherapy groups, drug and alcohol groups (where needed), when life skill groups, DBT groups, and other specialized groups. All of these are facilitated by a licensed mental health therapist.
Our residential treatment center for girls also uses equine therapy as a tool to help your daughter overcome her challenges. To read more about equine therapy and how it can help your daughter, visit our equine therapy page.